I don’t have any trouble coming up with answers. My problem is figuring out, ‘What’s the right question?’ And especially when I’m searching for the next best incremental step toward a problem too big to solve in one meeting, at which point I remind myself:
“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.” ~Sydney Smith
So the face of healthcare is forever changed in America. Provider shortages are likely to mean more Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants performing primary care. Personally, I’ve had no complaints with the ARNPs that have worked on me. Dental Hygienists are already performing many tasks the used to be the Dentist’s domain. Nurse RN shortages are likely to mean more LPNs.
And we all adapt. Tele-medicine is already a huge boost to rural healthcare. The old arguments against Electronic Records are long gone. Did you know ‘The only thing that is constant is change’ dates back 2,500 years to the philosopher Heraclitus (535-475 BC). So here we go again, again.